Join Rick and Francesca Caruso, his favorite Roman tour guide, as they venture into delightful corners of the Eternal City. Rome can be overwhelming, but with the help of a local guide and a good plan, it's a city you can return to all your life. We'll visit ancient highlights (including the port of Ostia, which Rick considers the most underappreciated sight in all of Italy), experience the glory of medieval churches, and take in the finest Baroque anywhere before crossing the river to today's crusty Trastevere district — all with Francesca and Rick at our side. The menu for the evening: fine Italian wine (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) and a festival of Bruschetta: classic (garlic, olive oil, and salt); tomato (balsamic, basil, and parmesan); shrimp; roasted red peppers; goat cheese with honey; gorgonzola and bacon, and…just get creative.
Registration is required but doesn't guarantee admission. These are popular events, and seats can fill up quickly. Your best bet is to join us on time (or even a bit early) — and if you miss a show, recordings of all past Monday Night Travel shows can be viewed at www.ricksteves.com/mnt.